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In 1580 streden Engelse- en Hollandse in dezelfde veldslagen in de Nederlands - Spaanse

Het was dan ook niet meer dan natuurlijk dat Engelsen en Hollanders dezelfde drank dronken aanvankelijk na afloop van de veldslag, later voor ze in actie kwamen.

Zo werd  "Dutch courage"  een gezegde.

In 1689 werd de protestant Willem van Oranje koning van Engeland, en een van zijn eerste
maatregelen was het heffen van hoge belastingen op de import van cognac om zijn nieuwe
onderdanen te bevoordelen boven de katholieke Fransen en zo werd Genever = Gin de nieuwe modedrank in Engeland.

Er was een moment dat er zes keer meer Gin dan bier werd gedronken.



RED  LABEL  46 %   

Cadenhead's Old Raj Gin is distinctive in that it contains a measure of saffron, the rare and costly spice derived from the crocus flower and 8 botanicals.

In addition to a slightly spicy flavor, this also imparts a pale yellow colour to Old Raj.

The addition of saffron is undertaken personally by the Company master blender in order to ensure a consistency in flavor and colour each time Old Raj is bottled.

Bottled by Wm. Cadenhead at Springbank distillery in Campbeltown.





Very much the product from the Isle of Islay, as it sourced 21 out of the 31 botanicals used from the island itself including the juniper.

Ugly Betty, this Lomond Pot Still is the only functioning Still in the industry built in 1955 but not in use since 1985 at Inverleven Distillery and now at Bruichladdich distillery.



Pure Grain Scottish Gin

Distilled in small batches at Balmenach Distillery, Cromdale, Speyside since 2009 with 11 botanicals (five Celtic and six traditional gin botanicals) and infused in Balmenach's Copper Berry Chamber.


The rectified white spirit comes from Invergordon Distillery and is blended by Richard Paterson of Whyte & Mackay fame, the production process then moves to the Black Country where the exceptional quality Scottish rectified grain whisky is slowly reduced down with water in before the nine classic gin botanicals are added.


Distilled in one of four Carter - Head stills in the world at Girvan distillery in Ayrshire,
owners William Grant & Sons Ltd, of Glenfiddich fame.

Quadruple distilled in small batches of 200 litres, and includes two infusions, Bulgarian rose and cumcumbers from Holland.


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